According to Tour Film Georgia, Vengenace: A Love Story
will film in Atlanta, Georgia.
It was rumored that Samuel L. Jackson was attached to star in the action-drama but, the movie has resurfaced with Nicolas Cage taking the lead. Harold Becker will direct the movie from a screenplay written by John Mankiewicz.
The movie is based on a 2003 novel written by Joyce Carol Oates, which goes by a more startling title Rape: A Love Story.
The movie centers around a 30 year old single mother named Teena, who is gang raped and left for dead, the whole ordeal is witnessed by her young daughter Bethie.
In the court case it's the victim who is blamed for being "provocative" and "having it coming," and her assailants are exonerated by their big shot defense lawyer. But a Gulf War veteran policeman named Dromoor becomes her hero, taking justice in his own hands.
In the novel, the book centers around the after-effects of violence, told from the perspectives of Teena and Bethie. According to Empire
, the potential pitfall of the movie version is that it becomes a "conventional thriller, shifting the focus to the man who "fixes" everything with his vigilante crusade."
Vengeance: A Love Story
comes courtesy of Hannibal Classics, who Cage was previously involved with on Mario Van Peebles' USS Indianapolis: Men Of Courage
, which is out in the States in May.Vengeance
is due to start shooting in Atlanta in March.
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